Scientists have found in Krasnoyarsk region rock paintings of mythical monsters
According to the researchers, it is about the collective images of animals with features of wolves, bears, Panthers, wild boar.
KRASNOYARSK, September 11. /TASS/. More than a hundred previously unknown petroglyphs found in the study Shalobolinskaya petroglyphs monument of rock art in the South of Krasnoyarsk region. Among the images found there are images of mythical monsters, inflicted by the hand of ancient man about 4 thousand years ago. This was reported by TASS on Tuesday, Alexander Zaika, the head of the expedition of the Russian geographical society (RGS) rescue Shalobolinskaya petroglyphs from destruction.
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The expedition surveyed the entire mountain range petroglyphs for about three kilometers. Scientists have discovered around 300 planes with rock paintings, which are made by ochre in the technique of knockout, engraving and cleaned and torn.. More than 30 of them — it svejesobranna plane, and they are more than 100 petroglyphs from the Stone age.
“Among the images of animals, people in boats, on horses, skiing, hunting scenes, battles, religious rites there are drawings of mythical predators. It is a collective image of animals with features of wolves, bears, Panthers, wild boar. These stories began to appear approximately in the second Millennium BC”, — said Zaika.
According to him, the figures presumably refer to the Okunev culture — so scientists call the culture of the inhabitants of South Siberia bronze age.
There are also anthropomorphic images of masks masks with horns, fangs, and other traits of animals. It can be connected with the mythology of the people of that era, with their conception of confrontation of two principles of day and night, good and evil.
Shalobolinskaya Pisanitsa is located 35 km West of the village of Kuragino, received its name from the nearby village Scalabrino. Pictures engraved on the right side of the steep rocky shoreline massif of the river Tuba. This is related to the Neolithic and bronze age drawings of animals, paintings of boats, horned anthropomorphic figures with tails and abnormally short upper limbs, as well as numerous battle and pastoral scenes, Dating from the early Iron age and middle Ages.